Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Don Woodard:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1903-1999 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Woodard, Don
Title: Don Woodard Papers,
Dates: 1903-1999 and undated
Abstract: These are the papers of writer and businessman, Don Woodard.
Collection # S1617.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (3.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Don Woodard a resident of Fort Worth, Texas and president of Woodard Insurance was an employee of the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company for a decade beginning in 1952. He worked as a landman until the company was sold in 1963 to Seagrams. He researched the history of the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company for his book, Black Diamonds! Black Gold!, published in 1998 by Texas Tech University Press. He helped found Fort Worth's Petroleum Club.

Scope and Contents

Collection of mostly research materials used by Don Woodard for his book Black Diamonds! Black Gold!: Saga of the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company. They include comments on draft copies of his chapters, illustrations and photographs used in the book, research files on the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company, Thurber, Texas, H. B. Fuqua, index files from A-Z, and TP Voice and TP Panorama magazines.



The collection is organized into the following series: Literary Production, Photographs, Research Files, and Printed Material.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Woodard, Don
Woodard, Don- --Archives
Woodard, Don- --Manuscripts
Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company--History
Coal trade--Texas--Fort Worth--History
Coal mines and mining--Texas--Fort Worth--History
Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--Fort Worth--History
Business people--Texas--Fort Worth--Biography

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Don Woodard Oversized Materials (O8.5 and O19.A)
  • Texas and Pacific Coal Company (Thurber, Texas) Records, 1887-1969 and undated
  • Texas and Pacific Coal Company (Thurber, Texas) Records, 1889-1979 and undated
  • Thurber, Texas Collection, 1897-1986 and undated
  • Thurber, Texas Photo Collection, 1889-1940 (SWCPC 209)
  • William Whipple Johnson Papers, 1855-1908

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Don Woodard Papers, 1903-1999 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2000-0143-B, 2000-0275-B

Gifts, 2000

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, October 2002

Collection Inventory


Literary Production

box folder
1 1 “Black Diamonds, Black Gold” Chapter I and II comments, 1996-1997
2 “Black Diamonds, Black Gold” Chapter I illustrations and sources, undated
3 “Black Diamonds, Black Gold” Chapter II illustrations and photos, undated
4 “Black Diamonds, Black Gold” Chapter 6 and 7 comments and resources, 1910-1995
5 “Black Diamonds, Black Gold” Chapter comments and sources, 1932-1997
6 “Black Diamonds, Black Gold” Notes on photographs for Book, undated
7 “Black Diamonds, Black Gold” Log Folder for Illustrations, 1937-1997
8 “Black Diamonds, Black Gold” Illustrations used, undated
9 “Black Diamonds, Black Gold” Unused Illustrations for Book, undated



box folder
1 10 H. B. Fuqua and Company, 1903-1980s


Scrapbook Material

box folder
1 11 Miscellaneous, 1998 and undated


Research Files

box folder
1 12 East Texas Tract Ownership, 1993
13 Fort Worth Convention Center, 1969
14 Fuqua, H. B., 1978-1992
15 Galveston, Texas Seawall, 1997
16 Illustrations for Book, undated
17 Keystone Field, 1942-1955
18 Robbins, Reg, sources, 1929
19 Texas Pacific, Blank Cash Statement Forms, undated
20 Texas Pacific, Contracts and Letters, Fuqua Files, 1948-1992
21 Texas Pacific Financial Records, 1963
22 Texas Pacific Final Minutes, 1965
23 Texas Pacific Legal Closure Document, 1964
24 Texas Pacific Organization Charts, 1993
25 Texas Pacific, Sale-off Documents to Seagram, 1963
26 Texas Pacific sources, 1933-1997
27 Texas Pacific and Thurber, Texas, 1963-1989
28 Thurber Pipe Line Company Stockholders’ and Directors’ Meeting Minutes, 1922-1923
29 Thurber, Texas and Oil, 1918-1996
box folder
2 1 Directors of Texas Pacific (TP), 1998
2 Library Moody with Sources, 1919-1997
3 Index, A-B, 1993-1999
4 Index, C-Fr, 1963-1998
5 Index, Fu-G, 1918-1999
6 Index, H-J, 1939-1996
7 Index, K-Mas, 1993-1997
8 Index, Mau-O, 1990-1997
9 Index, P, 1929-1996
10 Index, R-Sol, 1991-1997
11 Index, Sp-Tel, 1933-1996
12 Index, Texas Pacific, 1954-1989
13 Index, Texas-V, 1918-1998
14 Index, W-Z, 1949-1997


Printed Material

box folder
3 1 Distillers Corporation/Seagrams Limited Annual Report, 1967
2 Seagram article in Texas Parade, 1968
3 Sun Texas Voice, 1980-1981
4 Texas Pacific Memo to Shareholders, 1959-1961
5 Texas Pacific Annual Report to Shareholders, 1956-1962
6 TP Panorama, 1954-1957
7 TP Panorama, 1958-1963
8 TP Voice, 1964-1969
9 TP Voice, 1970-1974
10 TP Voice, 1975-1980